This selection of photographs provides a glimpse of modern African life that needs to be uncovered but is all too rarely covered in the mainstream media.

The thirteen images offer an antidote – albeit a brief, selective and partial alternative – to the relentless association of Africa with famine and disaster revealed in the Imaging Famine exhibition. To even speak of ‘Africa’ is problematic, as it’s a continent of 57 countries, nearly 900 million people and a wide range of conditions and cultures. How, then, can such diversity be pictured?

These photographs, the work of Panos photographers, are a start and we are grateful to Panos Pictures for providing them.

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